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Bart Peterson
President and CEO, Christel House International

As President and Chief Executive Officer of Christel House International, Bart Peterson is responsible for carrying out the strategic plans and policies established with the board of directors and management of day-to-day operations.

Before joining Christel House, Bart was Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Communications for Eli Lilly and Company. Prior to joining Lilly, he served two terms as Mayor of Indianapolis and was President of the National League of Cities.

Bart was the Founding Board Chair of an education nonprofit, The Mind Trust, and served as Managing Director, Strategic Capital Partners. Bart received a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in 1980 and earned his law degree at the University of Michigan Law School in 1983.